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International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology

Abstract

This paper describes a general method for automatic reconstruction of accurate, concise, piecewise smooth surfaces from unorganized 3D points. Instances of surface reconstruction arise in numerous scientific and engineering applications, including reverseengineering, the automatic generation of CAD models from physical objects etc. Previous surface reconstruction methods have typically required additional knowledge, such as structure in the data, known surface genus, or orientation information. In contrast, the method outlined in this paper requires only the 3D coordinates of the data points. From the data, the method is able to automatically infer the topological type of the surface, its geometry, and the presence and location of features such as boundaries, creases, and corners. The surface reconstruction method has three major phases: Initial surface estimation, Mesh optimization, and piecewise smooth surface optimization. In this paper emphasis has been given on the initial surface estimation.

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